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A cuvier's beaked whale stranded in Maketu may have to be euthanised if it doesn't head back out to sea this afternoon. The four-metre long whale - who has been named Uru by locals - was found stranded on the rocks outside the Maketu surf...

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A bird deemed a pest by most people is now being classified as ‘nationally critical'. The black-billed seagull is now on the threatened species list – the most serious category usually reserved for the rarest birds because of the rate...

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A severe weather watch remains in place for the Bay of Plenty with predictions of more rain and strong winds. According to the Te Puke weather station, the region has seen about 3.9mm of rain in the last 12 hours and wind gusts reached 43.9km/h at times. The...

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The future of New Zealand's kiwifruit industry comes under intense scrutiny in Tauranga next week when Zespri hosts the 2014 Momentum conference. With a working theme of “The Shape of our Future”,the fourth Momentum conference focuses...

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A severe weather watch has been issued for the Bay of Plenty as a series of boisterous and rapidly moving fronts sweep across the country. The watch is for the possibility of gales becoming severe in the Bay of Plenty and the Coromandel. People are being...

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Bay of Plenty residents are being reminded of the risks of potting mix and compost when gardening heading into the summer months. Compost, potting mix and garden soils often contain the bacteria which cause legionellosis – also known as Legionnaires'...

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It's the chillies, chutneys and a vegetables that's attracting the punters to Grower Direct's Labour Weekend celebration event. Jared, 7, and Brianna, 10, Whaanga hunting for chocolate at Grower Direct in Te Puna. Photos by: Cameron...

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The start of Labour Weekend looks to be a sunny one. A front followed by a cold southwest change is expected to sweep across the North Island with the forecast for the Bay expected to remain fine today and tomorrow. The Bay of Plenty should miss most...

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Scaremongering by kiwifruit industry leaders is one of the chief reasons the Psa compensation claim against the government is on hold until next month. That's the view of Matthew Hooton, spokesperson for the Kiwifruit Claim, who says the group is...

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A cold front will grip the country on Friday as the MetService forecasts an overnight low of six degrees for the Bay of Plenty. MetService meteorologist Georgina Griffiths says southwesterlies are forecast for Friday morning, with the winds becoming strong...

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